Islamic Feminism: Tradition, Authority, and Hermeneutics



In this project, I study selected contemporary interpretive projects that engage with Islamic religious sciences and which are primarily driven by the question of gender justice. These projects undertake hermeneutical studies of the Qur’an, Sunnah, and classical Islamic interpretive tradition in order to problematize patriarchal interpretations, and produce new Islamic knowledge that makes the case for gender equality and justice. The projects, produced predominantly by Muslim female scholars (and some Muslim males), are called Islamic feminism. I have two goals. The first is to analyze the hermeneutical approaches, contributions, and limits of selected transnational interpretive projects. The second goal is to conduct a case study of Women and Memory Forum (WMF), an Egyptian non-governmental organization whose mission is “the production and dissemination of alternative knowledge concerning women in Arab Region."I wish to map out the hermeneutical approaches of WMF scholars, examine the connections, similarities and differences between these Egyptian projects and the transnational ones, and investigate the politics of religious interpretation and its implications for gender justice in Egypt
Gällande start-/slutdatum01/09/201331/08/2018


  • 6 Kapitel
  • 3 Artikel
  • 2 Antologi eller special utgåva
  • 1 Bok

Gender Justice and Legal Reform in Egypt: Negotiating Muslim Family Law

Al-Sharmani, M. M., 2017, Cairo: American University in Cairo. 224 s.

Forskningsoutput: Bok/rapportBokVetenskapligPeer review

Contemporary Egyptian Islamic Feminism: Possibilities and Challenges

Al-Sharmani, M. M., 2016, I : Afriche e orienti.. 18, 1, s. 58-77

Forskningsoutput: TidskriftsbidragArtikelVetenskapligPeer review

Politics and Ethics of Marriage and Family Life among Transnational Somali Diasporas

Al-Sharmani, M. M., 2016, I : Bildhaan: An International Journal of Somali Studies . 16, s. 36-48 13 s.

Forskningsoutput: TidskriftsbidragArtikelVetenskapligPeer review


Rutgers University Press (Förlag)

Mulki Al-Sharmani (Referentgranskare)

13 mar 20187 maj 2018

Aktivitet: Typer för peer review av output och redaktionsarbeteReferentgranskning av manuskript

The Emergence of Hadith as Authority of Knowledge, 4th/10th-8th-14th Century

Mulki Al-Sharmani (Närvarande)

11 jan 2018

Aktivitet: Typer för deltagande i eller organisering av evenemangArrangemang av och deltagande i konferens/workshop/kurs/seminarium